The HOGB8 Thread

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Will York, Dec 17, 2013.

Which style for the satin HOGB8?

Poll closed Aug 16, 2017.
  1. Regulator blade and handle shape, with .30+" thickness, but in satin INFI

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. Basic blade and handle shape, but with modest swedged clip and massive thickness

    19 vote(s)
    90.5%
  1. Chris A

    Chris A Gold Member Gold Member

    341
    Aug 5, 2012
  2. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Everything on that cutting board says “Happy Fathers Day”!:thumbsup::D

    Cool pics!:cool:
     
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  3. Chris A

    Chris A Gold Member Gold Member

    341
    Aug 5, 2012
    Thanks brother! Funny thing is I’m not a dad....yet but my wife is due 10/25!
     
  4. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hey, close enough!:D
     
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  5. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Grats to you and yours!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    and nice grillin! my laptop screen is super clean now, had to wipe all the slobber off LOL! I used my SK last night grilling brats but no pics- wifey thought I was already off the deep end and didn't want to push it. That extra length came in handy rolling those pork smileys :D
     
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  6. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Good looking knife and food!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  7. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    For now, the Basic 8 LE is my go-to belt carry as a just-in-case big knife for potential (unexpected) survival situations.

    For example, I like the B8LE for belt carry in off-trail wilderness situations where I might have to build shelter or split wet wood to get to dry wood for a fire. It’s nimble, strong and light, and paired with a good folder is a perfect just-in-case carry option for me.

    The HOGB8 adds the ingredient of indestructibility for use in situations that might wreck a lighter blade, especially when a few extra ounces are a plus rather than a minus—for example as an emergency tool in a vehicle, for rescue breaching/intrusion/extraction, or for task-specific work like breaking down heavy objects where you expect and intend to be hammering on a blade or hammering/prying with it.

    As the HOGB8 is only about 4 oz heavier than the B8LE and matches it in all dimensions other than blade thickness, I understand why anyone who doesn’t mind the extra weight would prefer the HOGB8 across the board. I may get there myself—time will tell.

    As it stands, the B8LE is my “just-in-case” single-blade belt carry and my HOGB8 is for in-vehicle emergency carry and specific, intentional heavy-use/abuse applications.

    I wouldn’t want to give up either one.:thumbsup::cool:
     
  8. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    I hear THAT ^^^!:):thumbsup:
     
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  9. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    LOVE my B8LE rig from Mark Condos at Condos Leather. Rides high and tight and is very light for its size. Also almost inconspicuous under the belt strap of my GoLite pack and quickly deployable. (Click on photos for enlargements)

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    Waiting on sheaths for my HOGB8—anyone have HOGB8 sheath photos yet?
     
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  10. Azula Gun Holsters

    Azula Gun Holsters KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    869
    Sep 19, 2016
    Yes, here are pictures of our HOGB8 sheath.
    Available for all 3 blade styles.

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  11. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    This sucker is a HOG.beast!
     
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  12. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Pics!!!:D:thumbsup:
     
  13. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    Working on it.
     
  14. Munroc

    Munroc

    125
    Sep 20, 2017
    Looks good, how much and where do we order from?
     
  15. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Check 3-4 posts up there is a link to their sales page.

    I'm still waiting on shipment from Busse...:(
     
  16. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
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  17. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Now THAT’s a beautiful knife— thanks for the pics!:cool:

    Those DC std profile knives were a bargain—Congrats!:thumbsup:
     
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  18. erto

    erto

    274
    Jun 26, 2015
    Thanks Will, I decided to go with satin War feather mostly because of your writings about it.
    Now I get it in hand and have no regret at all. It is absolutely well balanced thick blade. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  19. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    I had one of the original Basic 8 standard profile knives and sold it, it was so light I felt like I would forget I was holding it if I chopped something.

    I like this one, it feels more "substantial"
     
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  20. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Very kind of you to say, Erto—I love how it turned out, also. As Stumpy predicted, an iconic Busse classic.:cool:
     

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